Textron Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Textron Chairman, President and CEO Scott C. Donnelly
Scott C. Donnelly
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Pros
  • Company offers reasonable work-life balance and time-off policies (in 5 reviews)

  • Good company overall with some opportunity for improvement (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • The business units seem preoccupied with narrow markets (in 3 reviews)

  • Textron is a very process oriented and slow moving company (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. Always good to me

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Textron

    Pros

    pay is very good to start

    Cons

    management can be bone heads

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. No growth potential.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Textron

    Pros

    Most positions pay above average salaries. Offers best vision insurance available. Medical insurance is decent but costs quite a bit out of pocket for employees.

    Cons

    Company doesn't care about their employees. Upper management brings in friends from other companies instead of promoting qualified employees from within. Hard work and dedication is not rewarded. Employees that blow the whistle on management are retaliated against.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Textron

    Pros

    they build fun products and.

    Cons

    The pay is a little low.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. good talk, poor execution

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    Current Employee - Technical in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Technical in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Textron full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good outlook on state of business, solid benefits

    Cons

    depends on team. some good managers. best employees no longer around. over worked under paid. little to no recognition. no room for advancement. company has poor reputation of follow through making it hard for us on the front line doing the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sit down with employees to discuss their needs, goals and aspirations. very unfortunate to see so many good people fail, leave or be let go because of incompetent leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Textron

    Pros

    great work environment. the company is growing, they are taking on a lot of younger employees and there seems to be a lot of mobility between departments. management does a great job of incentivizing and mentoring junior employees.

    Cons

    there seems to be some rigidity in how the company does certain things that may not be the most efficient. certain procedures may not be the best way of going about things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. meh

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Accountant in Providence, RI

    I worked at Textron

    Pros

    Global opportunity; decent pay; decent hours

    Cons

    stodgy culture; small raises; no stock options until management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Children's center

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Textron

    Pros

    It had Great benefits, great staff!

    Cons

    Well they closed the children's center. It was a great place and fully enrolled.

  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Incompetent Senior Leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Textron

    Pros

    None besides a paycheck. You can learn alot on your own. Besides that nothing. I came to the job over qualified but looking to make a difference.

    Cons

    Lack of professional development
    Lack of competent leadership
    Lack of focus and direction
    Low morale
    Revolving door
    Senior management clueless

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The good people either get fired or quit.
    Know your true talent
    Stop making political and emotional business decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Textron LDP: Information Technology in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Intern - Textron LDP: Information Technology in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Textron as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, great people to work with

    Cons

    They need newer facilities and technologies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great experience! Learned a lot of Six Sigma methodologies and processes.

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    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program - Finance in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program - Finance in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Textron full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company offers reasonable work-life balance and time-off policies. Offers a myriad of opportunities for personal growth. Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Company continues to work on improving all benefits (medical, dental, and vision).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great to work with and continuous and consistent training is offered to management. Management consistently has employee involvement and each employees feels valued and a key contributor to the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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